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Medindia Interviews

Medindia's Interviews include insightful perspectives from leading doctors and stalwarts in their professions. These exclusive interviews speak of new trends and developments in medical sciences and healthcare that have made a deep impact in the society.

HRH Princess Dina Mired

HRH Princess Dina Mired

Director General of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation
HRH Princess Dina Mired, Director General of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation, a UICC Ambassador and mother of cancer survivor, participates in the World Cancer Congress 2012 held from 27th to 30th August, 2012 in Montreal, Canada.
Padmashri Dr. Shanthi Ranganathan

Padmashri Dr. Shanthi Ranganathan

Founder, Director of TTK Hospital
Padmashri Dr. Shanthi Ranganathan, Founder, Director of TTK Hospital, a non profit, pioneer voluntary organization involved for more than three decades in the holistic treatment and rehabilitation of persons addicted to alcohol, narcotic drugs and smoking.
Dr. Alan R. Hirsch M.D., F.A.C.P

Dr. Alan R. Hirsch M.D., F.A.C.P

Neurologist and Psychiatrist
Dr. Alan R. Hirsch M.D., F.A.C.P. Neurologist and Psychiatrist, Founder of Smell and Taste, Treatment and Research Foundation, Chicago
Dr. Johan Lundström

Dr. Johan Lundström

Monell University
Dr. Johan Lundström and colleagues, Monell University, Philadelphia, shows that the smell of older people is 'less intense and less unpleasant than body odors originating from Young and Middle-age donors
Shefali Chhachhi

Shefali Chhachhi

Director - Marketing, Max Bupa Health Insurance
Shefali Chhachhi, Director - Marketing, Max Bupa Health Insurance, elucidated on what works best for the common man in the health insurance sector in India.
Dr. Davinder Gill

Dr. Davinder Gill

Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Davinder Gill, Chief Executive Officer, Hilleman Laboratories speak on addressing the challenge of making the existing vaccines accessible and affordable for the unimmunized in India and other developing nations
Dr. Sridevi Rajeev

Dr. Sridevi Rajeev

Director and Chief Physician of AVN Arogya
Dr Sridevi Rajeev, Director and Chief Physician of AVN Arogya. AVN, formerly known as Arya Vaidya Nilayam was instituted in 1930 by late Aryavaidyan N Rama Varier, a well known disciple of the late Vaidya Ratnam P S Varier of Kottakkal. Dr Sridevi, along with her husband Dr Rajeev C Warrier, has been heading and managing ayurvedic clinics and treatment centers at Madurai and Mumbai. She is successfully running AVN Arogya Ayurvedic Hospital, a 100 bed state-of-the art facility at the temple city of Madurai, in Tamil Nadu, South India
Dr. Mohan Kameshwaran

Dr. Mohan Kameshwaran

Managing Director & Senior Consultant of MERF
Dr. Mohan Kameswaran is a leading ENT Surgeon in India and a recipient of the "PADMA SHRI" from the Governent of India in 2006. For his contribution in the field of ENT and the Hearing Handicapped he was conferred "INDO-AUSTRALIAN AWARD FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE' by Indo-Australian Association, Chennai. He is the founder of MERF Institute of Speech and Hearing, a Chennai-based institution providing advanced training in audiology and speech-language pathology.
Vidya Reddy

Vidya Reddy

Founder Director, Tulir
Tulir, a registered non-profit Trust based in Chennai, South India, that has been working against child sexual abuse in India since 2004. The Centre for Prevention & Healing of Child Sexual Abuse (CPHCSA) is the inspiration of Vidya Reddy, Founder Director, Tulir,who saw the high prevalence of child sexual abuse while volunteering for a child helpline in Chennai and decided to start an organization exclusively to highlight and address this serious issue in India. Alankar, Vipin and Nancy have joined hands with her in the crusade against a malady that is desperately crying out for attention in India.
Dr. M.K. Mani

Dr. M.K. Mani

Chief Nephrologist, Apollo Hospital, Chennai, India, and Managing Trustee of Kidney Help Trust, Chennai, India
Dr. M.K. Mani, Chief Nephrologist, Apollo Hospital, Chennai, India, and Managing Trustee of Kidney Help Trust, Chennai, India, has proved to the world that it is possible to prevent chronic renal failure at a community level with a very limited budget. True to the maxim, "The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention," the rural program of the Kidney Help Trust envisioned by Dr. M.K. Mani has been instrumental in preventing around 60% of chronic renal failure in a small rural community in Sriperumbudur Taluk, about 50 kms from Chennai.
Dr. Allon N Friedman,  M.D

Dr. Allon N Friedman, M.D

M.D. Nephrology
Dr. Allon N Friedman. M.D. Nephrology, the Department of Medicine, Indiana University
Dr. Mukund Mehta, M.D.

Dr. Mukund Mehta, M.D.

Founder and Convener of Laughing Club
Dr. Mukund Mehta. M.D., the Founder and Convener of Laughing Club Ahmedabad, explains how a good hearty laugh offers health benefits at literally no cost. Author of 'Fitness', winner of the Gujarat Sahitya Academy in 1999, Dr. Mehta M.D. speaks to Medindia.
Dr Sumer Sethi, MD

Dr Sumer Sethi, MD

Sr Consultant Radiologist
Dr Sumer Sethi, MD, Sr Consultant Radiologist at VIMHANS, Delhi and Director of Teleradiology Providers, a unit of Prime Telerad Providers Pvt Ltd. An author of many academic papers and books on radiology, Dr Sethi specializes in musculoskeletal and neuroradiology.
Dr. Kamala Selvaraj MD, DGO, PhD

Dr. Kamala Selvaraj MD, DGO, PhD

Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Dr. Kamala Selvaraj has a list of firsts to her credit. To mention a few: She pioneered the first test tube baby in South India in 1990.In 1992 - For the first time in India she made a surrogate baby possible.In 1992 - Her clinic performed the first Sperm attached Oocyte Fallopian tube Transfer (SOFT).In 2008 - first Frozen Egg (Oocyte) baby.For the first time in South East Asia, under her care, twins were born to a patient with Mayer-Rokintansky-Kustner-Hauser Syndrome through a surrogate. She has fulfilled the dream of thousands of couples in India and from countries like Dubai, UK, US, Australia, Sri Lanka and Canada to have children of their own.
 Padmashri Dr. K.M. Cherian, MBBS, MS, FRACS, DSc (Hon), DSc (HC)

Padmashri Dr. K.M. Cherian, MBBS, MS, FRACS, DSc (Hon), DSc (HC)

CEO, and Chairman of Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Dr. K.M. Cherian Heart Foundation and International Center for Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Diseases
Dr. K.M. Cherian, CEO, and Chairman of Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Dr. K.M. Cherian Heart Foundation and International Center for Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Diseases, has a long list of ""first ever"" to his credit. His institutions facilitate complete heart care with amenities in cardiac diagnostics, treatment, research and education at a reasonable cost with round-the-clock individual attention by a team of highly experienced, competent and dedicated doctors, nurses and paramedical staff whose motto is 'service above self.' With core values such Compassion, Commitment and Clinical excellence, Dr. K.M. Cherian's team works to ensure a 'hearty' gift of life to patients who come from different parts of the world—namely Iraq, Bahrain, Dubai, Sultanate of Oman, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Somalia, Guyana, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, UK & US.
Dr.Makani Hemadri

Dr.Makani Hemadri

Surgeon at the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in England.
Dr.Makani Hemadri, was a medical student at the Stanley Medical College, Chennai. After a brief stint in surgery at the Government General Hospital, he left for UK where he pursued further surgical training and obtained the FRCS from Edinburgh. A typical combination of the desire to return to India and the inevitable visa issues in UK saw him back in India for a few years. He says that the UK spoilt him for working anywhere else in the world. After spending some time in Kuwait he went back to UK and now works as a Surgeon at the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in England.Dr.Hemadri is also an Honorary Clinical Tutor at Hull York Medical School and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Yorkshire Laser Centre. He has a recent MBA from Leicester. His current interests are day case and short stay surgery and innovative care delivery. Hemadri has been cited as a 'Hidden Hero of the NHS' by the British Medical Association. He currently holds the award of 'Leaders for Change' from the Health Foundation, London
Dr. Georgi Abraham, MD, FRCP

Dr. Georgi Abraham, MD, FRCP

Consultant Nephrologist
Dr. Georgi Abraham, MD, FRCP, Founder Trustee TANKER foundation, Consultant Nephrologist Madras Medical Mission Hospital and Executive Member of the World Kidney Day by the International Society of Nephrology speak on the link between kidney health and heart health and give simple tips to readers for healthy maintenance of kidneys.
Karen Anderson Zabe,

Karen Anderson Zabe,

A Yoga Teacher in Mexico
Kären Anderson Zabé, a Yoga teacher in Mexico, who began her tryst with Yoga very early in life and went on to share the benefits of this great art of living after experiencing the fullness of life through a diligent practice of Yoga for many years.
Dr. Blossom Kochhar

Dr. Blossom Kochhar

Aromatherapist
Aromatherapist Dr. Blossom Kochhar, Founder of Aroma Magic range of products.